Anti-Trump Protester Calls For Death, Violence on CNN

November 10, 2016

An anti-Donald Trump protester told CNN that "people have to die"during a demonstration held Wednesday night in California in response to Trump's election to the presidency, Mediaite reported.

CNN's Paul Vercammen was reporting on the protest and described the scene.

"And earlier, they brought out a huge paper mache Trump head," he said. "The Trump piñata had been popular throughout California, as many people were taking their frustrations out on these Trump piñatas, and they set it on fire. Now you can hear people chanting, singing, 'All we're saying is give peace a chance.'"

Vercammen then spoke to a protester named Lily, a Hispanic woman who called for nationwide violence and death.

She read her sign aloud.

"Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter," she said.

Lily then defended what she was doing.

"If we don't fight, then who will fight for us?" Lily asked. "People had to die for your freedom where we're at today. We can't just do rallies, we have to fight back."

She said that people have to die, citing that there will be casualties on both sides.

"There will be casualties on both sides," Lily said. "There will be because people have to die to make a change in this world. Trump, enough with your racism. Stop splitting families. Don't split my family."

Vercammen asked if Lily was fearful that she would lose friends and family under a Trump administration. She said she did fear such an outcome, and also called to impeach Trump when he gets into office.

The host of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon, ended the segment by making it "very clear" that no one should be advocating for violence.